Jonathan P. J. Markham


Expertise and Experience

Jonathan’s practice involves a wide range of technologies including mechanical devices, semiconductor technologies, electronics, telecommunications, computing and software.  He has comprehensive experience in the optoelectronic, automotive and aeronautical industries.

Jonathan’s background is in physics.  His research for his PhD, which was commercially sponsored, related to novel organic semiconductors for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Jonathan enjoys working closely with a range of different clients, from small inventors and SMEs to large multinationals. He provides a full range of services, including offering robust commercial advice on all aspects of patent protection.  He drafts patent applications and prosecutes them worldwide.

Jonathan joined Beck Greener in 2009, having formerly worked in-house for Dyson. With his colleagues Anna Hatt and John Hull, he contributes to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts, the standard reference text for UK patent attorneys. 

Jonathan is the partner responsible for new client enquiries, and he oversees Beck Greener’s new business IP initiative which offers free advice to individuals and businesses looking to understand and benefit from IP protection.

Jonathan is recommended in The Legal 500 UK, 2020 Edition. Clients state that "Jon Markham is able to understand my business requirements from an IP perspective, budgetary limitations and suggest how to maximize protection for my designs within this context".  Other testimonials within the guide note that "Jon Markham has a very close working relationship with our business and provides a good service in terms of time to deliver and the highly detailed reporting that is produced. He has taken the time to understand our products and approach  while adding real value to us".

Professional Qualifications
Chartered Patent Attorney 2007
European Patent Attorney 2008
European Design Attorney 2018

Academic Qualifications
MSci (Hons) Physics, Durham University 2000
PhD, Organic Electronics, University of St Andrews 2004